President's Blog, January, 2012

How great it is to have our website up and running again.  It seems that one individual took down many sites created by our web designer.  It is also wonderful to have Kimberly Sullivan Gray (Creative Water Gardens) as our webmaster.  She has experience and is poised to make this a dynamic website for our members.  We are also creating quite a “power team” of volunteers who have the vision of making our Chamber each year more productive than the last, as we THINK ESCALON FIRST!

Plans are underway for our revised wine stroll scheduled for Friday, April 27th.  The Jazz band has been hired, wineries contacted, local merchants informed and all the paper work is being addressed.  Information will be on the website as soon as available.  The theme is Mardi Gras so you know it needs to be on your “must do in April” list.

The Chamber encourages you to do your research on the San Joaquin Enterprise Zone.  This is the largest incentive program in California to attract, expand and retain businesses.  Escalon was added to the existing EZ in July of 2011.  Several Chamber members were in attendance at the informational meeting held in January.  Find out how you can benefit at

Membership, membership, membership makes your Chamber strong.  If you haven’t received your renew or join information packet please email us at, or call at 209-247-9800 and let us know.

Posted on March 30, 2012 and filed under President's Blog.